Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Wordless Wednesday Old Faithful Inn Fireplace
One more picture from my great Aunt Latisha Vanderpool's trip through Yellowstone Park July 21-28, 1915
Massive Fireplace in Old Faithful Inn. Notice all the wood supports and railings behind the fireplace. A few years ago when they were going to refurbish the Old Faithful Inn they hired an architect to help them. When he walked in he said there was no way those support logs could hold up all the floors, railings and roof, as wood is not that strong, but the building has been standing for a century. It took him a while but he found the secrete, all the support logs are hollow and inside them is a steel structure holding up the building and all the floors of the inn.